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Old 04-09-2010, 07:45 PM   #1
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My dad has a 1964 Ford Galaxie he recently purchased. I have a question about the engine.?

The car does not have it's original engine. The man who sold the car to him said the engine is a 427 out of a Mustang. But my dad thinks it's a 460. We can't find the serial number on the block to tell for sure. We want to know where to locate the numbers. We want to restore the car. Thanks.
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Old 04-09-2010, 08:17 PM   #2
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My dad has a 1964 Ford Galaxie he recently purchased. I have a question about the engine.?

a 427 and 460 are easy to tell apart, but the 427, 390 and 352 all look alike, with narrow heads, wide intake and 5 bolt valve covers...

where as the 429/460 have wide heads, narrow intake, and 7 bolt valve covers.

427's never really came in Mustangs, just special ordered Shelbys, from 68 to 70 you could get a 390 or 428, and from 70 -73 a 429, but no 460 was ever offered in a Mustang..

only the Shelbys had serial numbered blocks, all the Mustangs just have casting codes and restorers use these date codes to determine if it's original to the car, so they can be replaced, but have to match the casting code date and line..
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Old 04-09-2010, 08:36 PM   #3
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My dad has a 1964 Ford Galaxie he recently purchased. I have a question about the engine.?

If you want to restore the car, then it is not really important to know the serial number since the engine already is without one. However, it may not be a good idea to have an engine without a serial number as it may pose difficulites later with parts and service since the engine does not belong in the car.
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Old 04-09-2010, 08:40 PM   #4
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My dad has a 1964 Ford Galaxie he recently purchased. I have a question about the engine.?

Look on the front of the block.
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Old 04-09-2010, 09:09 PM   #5
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My dad has a 1964 Ford Galaxie he recently purchased. I have a question about the engine.?

if i could give svo man a ba-gillion points i would, thats a damn good answer!!!
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